Sensational 60s legends are coming back to Lincolnshire

Mike Pender, during his heydey with The Searchers, is part of the Sensational 60s Experience tour. Photo: David Redfern
Mike Pender, during his heydey with The Searchers, is part of the Sensational 60s Experience tour. Photo: David Redfern

The Sensational 60s Experience Tour is returning to Lincolnshire next year.

Starring Mike Pender, the original voice of The Searchers, Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Dakotas and The Fourmost, the show comes to the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on March 1 next year

The six legendary names will play a night packed with hits including Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy, Hippy Shake, Little Children, A Little Loving, plus many more.

Now more than ever-the genuine article, Mike Pender is the voice of The Searchers and is one of the greats to have come out of the Liverpool Merseybeat boom.

Everybody, even if they only have a passing interest in 60s music, remembers Needles and Pins, hailed as one of the best records to come out of the classic 60s generation.

There were, of course, many other hit recordings that feature not only Mike’s vocals, but also his equally distinctive 12-string jangly guitar sound that became such a feature of The Searchers’ recordings.

With more than 50 years of success in the business Mike is still touring worldwide performing The Searchers’ million-selling hits such as Sugar and Spice,

Sweets For My Sweet, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk In The Room and, of course, Needles and Pins.

Chris Farlowe originally started out as Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds in the late 1950s.

Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe and still does to this day.

His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart as a single), Mr Pitiful, All Or Nothing plus many more.

Herman’s Hermits proved to be a dominating force worldwide throughout the mid-60’s music scene.

From 1964 the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, ten hit albums and three major movies.

Herman’s Hermits as of to date have sold 75,000,000 records worldwide.

Their chart breaking hits include, Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Henry V111, Something Is Happening and I’m Into Something Good.

The Swinging Blue Jeans have a history that spans back to the 1960s.

Over the years their hit singles like Hippy Hippy Shake, You’re No Good, Good Golly Miss Molly and Don’t Make Me Over have been the bedrock of the band’s memorable live performances.

The Dakotas were formed in Manchester in 1960 and in 1962, at the suggestion of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Brian Epstein teamed the band up with Billy J Kramer and they were signed to EMI’s Parlophone label.

Their first hit was a Lennon & McCartney song, Do You Want to Know a Secret?, which reached number two in the UK charits in 1963.

Bad to Me then topped the charts and further singles I’ll Keep You Satisfied and From a Window both made the top ten before Little Children gave them their second number one in 1964.

The Fourmost were part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and others.

The band are best known for hits like Hello Little Girl, A Little Loving, I’m In Love, Baby I Need Your Lovin’, Girls Girls Girls.

Tickets for the show at the Baths Hall are £29.50 on 0844 8542776 or www.bathshall.co,uk

Until June 30, there is a special offer with tickets are £24.50. To book, use the codeword SIXTIES.